About Labfolder

Labfolder is a cloud-based electronic lab notebook designed to help academics, governments, startups and businesses across multiple industry verticals record research data in various forms such as tables, images and graphs. Key features include audit trail, digital signatures, protocol templates, inventory management, data import/export and group collaboration. Scientists using Labfolder can protect their intellectual property across research documentation according to international standards. The FDA-compliant platform enables organizations to define multiple reviewers to approve or reject entries to streamline the validation process. Additionally, restricted share spaces allow institutions to provide research access to authorized team members. Labfolder enables t...

Labfolder Pricing

Free for teams of less than 3 scientists Standard pricing: $54 per user per month Academia pricing: $18 per user per month

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Labfolder User Reviews

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SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5

Functionality

4.5

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Anonymous

Company size: 2-10 employees

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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May 2020

Intuitive and easy the system is to use

This is how Lab notebooks should be in 21st century! It helped our laboratory to track and record our notes and data in a modern and very efficient way.

Pros

I'd really like the fact that you can import and export data with this software. You can also save the template and save lots of time. It is very nice that you don't have to manually draw tables or shapes.

Cons

I cant think of a major disadvantages. For sure I would like more storage for free but I guess it's not really a disadvantage.

Markus

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Biotechnology

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

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June 2017

I tested several ELNs before selecting labfolder, which suited my needs the best.

Helped me and my colleagues in the lab work together more efficiently. We sometimes also have researchers from other institutions working with us on different projects, which would be complicated without an online interface and the collaboration tools.

Pros

- Easy to manage experiment data, even in group projects - Free for small teams, affordable for larger groups - Protocol templates save me a lot of time! - Audit trail so I can review and restore any changes made - I can export all my notes as a xhtml

Cons

- The design is a bit boring (but functional) - Limited storage (3GB) in the free version - No Open source version

Anonymous

Company size: 2-10 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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September 2019

Science notebook

Although it is convenient, it is not my cup of tea. I'll stick to pen and paper.

Pros

It allowed for ease of access when it came to sharing my lab notebook with other people in my lab. Always legible.

Cons

I prefer having a hardcopy notebook and this seem counterintuitive to be writing things down via pen and then typing up my notebook.

Anonymous

Company size: 11-50 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

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5

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July 2019

Really useful for lab meetings and 1-on-1 meetings with the boss

Pros

The best part about this software is no more writing and drawing in a physical notebook! I can have this program open on the same computer I am collecting data with and just type in any notes if necessary. Also, I can take screenshots and add those to the page as well. For lab meeting, I can bring all of my notes, raw data, and analyzed graphs in the exact same place/screen for a huge time saving boost.

Cons

This is actually probably a good thing overall, but I hate it. It allows my boss to see my daily progress, as he can see what I upload to it and when. This kind of creates a bit of a micromanaging situation which I personally don't like.

Jacques

Industry: Biotechnology

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

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July 2017

Very satisfied. Labfolder helps me organize my research notes during my Phd studies

i have a better overview of all my experiments

Pros

I like the search functionality a lot. Save me a lot of time that I can just search for certain keywords and find a note I created about a particular experiment over a year ago.

Cons

As I sometimes use certain advanced excel functionalities, it would be useful to have full excel functionality embedded, rather than always having to import the files from Excel into the notebook.

Response from labfolder

Thanks for the nice review Jacques! We're very glad that you enjoy using labfolder.

Replied July 2017

Julia

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

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Value for money

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5

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July 2018

Super easy onboarding experience. Our entire team was set up within days and loving it!

Pros

1. It's just easy to use and set up for the team. Very important since some members of the team were skeptical about giving up their notebooks. 2. GDPR compliance - I work at a European biotech company and I felt that so many of the providers were unaware or unprepared with dealing with data privacy issues. labfolder clearly invested time in its compliance and all our data stays stored in the EU. 3. Works well for industry use.

Cons

Nothing major comes to mind. There are always a few things we come up with that would be nice to have, but all the important stuff is there.

Tobias

Time used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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July 2017

good experience

Pros

It is nice that you can record which materials have been used for each experiment, and then search for them in the notebook. Also the audit trail is important to me. I tried different tools before like OneNote and LabCollector - not as useful.

Cons

Not so easy to use in the beginning. Also the table has limited functionalities. Would also want to see an integration with Box .

Response from labfolder

Thank you for leaving a review Tobias! We are working on a new user interface which will make it easier for beginners to discover all the features that labfolder has to offer. Also, while we do not have an integration with Box, we do offer an integration with Dropbox and also offer decent storage options in the ELN itself.

Replied July 2017

Erin

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

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January 2020

labfolder Review

This has eliminated the need for paper resources. Instead of storing things in piles, folders, cases.. you can now store them online and search for them with ease.

Pros

This is basically an electronic lab notebook. I like that it is easy to add any format document and also input graphs, charts, and other types of lab data.

Cons

I would suggest keeping a backup record of each because if the system goes down or there is a glitch and you do not keep any copies, then all of your work is gone. It is this way with everything tech-y, though.